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This is another older post from Facebook but the farmer thought all would enjoy the chuckle….

In the process of trying new things for the family to keep the ingestion of chemicals and unwanted other additives to a minimum, tooth powder was made. Tooth powder is an interesting concoction of baking soda, bentonite clay, and essential oils. Toothpaste is a horrible concoction of stuff; one of them being the same ingredient that makes shampoo suds…seriously people, we have been trained to believe that something is cleaning only when it bubbles/foams. FH and sons were not overly keen on trying something that came from a jar versus a tube and it was not the gooey stuff that they were used to and the taste was a bit like mint that had been salted. However, they WERE using it; using it to the point that another batch was needed.
The farmer had run out of the clay necessary and had purchased new at the local health food store and had forgotten it was sitting on the front seat of the car. The youngest son went to clean the car and brought it into the house not knowing what it was. Oh, was it mentioned he is the one who was the least keen on toothpowder? He used it but he hated it. For him the best thing about visits to the orthodontist was the mini tube of toothpaste they sporadically hand out.
So the clay came into the house along with the question, “What’s this stuff?” as he handed it over. “Clay for toothpowder.” He proceeded to throw up a little in his mouth and then asked why we had to use toothpowder and there was a lengthy blah blah about chemicals and shampoo ingredients. He proclaimed he didn’t care and promptly went into the bathroom to prove it. Yes, the 14 year old dumped shampoo onto his toothbrush and brushed.
Needless to say,  another batch was made, this time with clove and cinnamon and a little stevia so it was sweeter. Did the guys like the new flavor? Well, the guys snuck out and bought a tube of Colgate.


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